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J.J. Abrams releases part 2 of that mysterious trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Last month, J.J. Abrams released a very cool, very mysterious teaser called “Stranger” for a new project he was working on. He didn’t say what project it was, so much excitement and speculation ensued. Today, he released the second half of the trailer to EW. This time, he’s being way more forthcoming, and the project is … a truly unique, fascinating book called S. conceived by Abrams and written by Doug Dorst, to be published by Little, Brown on Oct. 29.

I got a brief look at the novel, and it’s a bear to describe, but here goes: S. is basically about the relationship between a grad student named Eric and a college senior named Jennifer. They trade notes in the margins of a (fictional) 1949 novel by a mysterious author named V.M. Straka. S. contains the novel within the novel; copious handwritten notes between Jennifer and Eric (“a conversation that plunges them into the unknown,” according to the book jacket); and dozens of pieces of ephemera between the pages like newspaper clippings and a napkin with a map drawn on it. (S. will come shrink-wrapped so none of this extra material falls out.) It looks like a dense but often funny mystery — and exactly the kind of novel you’d hope for from Abrams. “I could not be more excited for people to get their hands on this book,” Abrams tells EW. “It is difficult to describe because while it is a compelling mystery and love story, it is also much more than that. The work that everyone has done on S. is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Frankly, I’m amazed it was even possible to do this project at all.”

Here’s the second half of the trailer …
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Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez cut it up recording 'First Date' album -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Eight times a week, former Chuck star Zachary Levi and Smash alum Krysta Rodriguez meet-cute in the new Broadway musical First Date. You can guess what happens next for the pair of seemingly mismatched urbanites.

The show, which opened on Aug. 8 to mostly mixed reviews despite high praise for the two leads, has been doing middling box office numbers. (For the week ending Aug. 25, it took in $411,514—just under half of the potential gross for the Longacre Theatre.) Levi, Rodriguez, and the rest of the seven-person cast recently recorded the original cast album of the musical, which will be released digitally on Sept. 24. In an exclusive video (after the jump), Levi and Rodriguez cut it up in the studio before breaking into a few bars of their first duet in the show, the appropriately titled “First Impressions.” READ FULL STORY

J.J. Abrams releases mysterious new teaser trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

J.J. Abrams just released to EW a teaser (video below) for a new project from Bad Robot. What project? We asked, but he’s not telling. At least not yet. Is it a new film? A TV series? A digital endeavor? Let the speculation begin! (And let us know what you think.) READ FULL STORY

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart behind the scenes of new Broadway duo plays -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Don’t fret X-Men fans. You will not need to wait until next summer to see Professor X and Magneto together again in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fall, stage and screen titans Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are teaming up on Broadway to deliver two classic plays in repertory, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, playing a total of four roles among them which should give the acclaimed thesps a lot to impress with. (Fellow Brit Mark Rylance will be doing the same this upcoming season with his Richard III/Twelfth Night gender-smashing one-two punch). Joining them will be Tony winners Billy Crudup (The Coast of Utopia) and Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), and judging from this exclusive video, it appears to be nothing but happy pros at work here.

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Jerry Seinfeld test-drives a new post-office bit, is obsessed with 'Moneyball' - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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During EW’s long conversation with Jerry Seinfeld about the art of comedy and how that obsession became the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld talked a lot about the fact that most great comedy comes from irritation, and that all the greats have the ability to spin that sense of annoyance into something hilarious.

So what is currently bothering Seinfeld? The post office. Specifically, the silliness of their conveyances and the cost of stamps. “Stop going up a penny on the stamps,” he said. “Just make it a dollar, and if there’s any profit, get yourself some pants and a real car.”

In addition to the postal service, Seinfeld is also currently obsessed with the movie Moneyball. “Any time I get some free time, I just play it and sit and watch it over and over,” Seinfeld said.

Check out his whole in-development post office bit as well as his thoughts on Moneyball below.
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Jerry Seinfeld names his favorite funny movies -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee kicked off last week with a killer episode featuring Sarah Silverman. This week, David Letterman joins Seinfeld on his quest for caffeine via a cool ride; that episode will go live at Noon today over at the show’s official website and at Crackle.

For an even bigger Seinfeld fix, check out this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Seinfeld’s explanation of the whole CICGC phenomenon in his own words. The conversation with the comedy legend diverted into all sorts of other areas (much like an episode of his new series), and he revealed to EW his five favorite funny films of all time.

His picks are eclectic, and they include at least one movie that is definitely not a comedy. Check out Seinfeld’s picks in the exclusive video below.  READ FULL STORY

Gorillaz creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett talk about their stage musical version of a Chinese fable -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The duo behind the virtual rock band Gorillaz is busting into three dimensions for a change, and in a very big way. Monkey: Journey to the West, a stage-musical adaptation of a 16th-century Chinese folk tale, features an East-meets-West score by Blur singer Damon Albarn and colorful design work and animation by his Gorillaz collaborator, artist Jamie Hewlett. The production — conceived and directed by renowned opera director Chen Shi-Zheng with elements of traditional Chinese martial arts, acrobatics, and dance — will have its New York premiere this summer, opening the Lincoln Center Festival and playing 27 performances from July 6-28. (Since premiering in Manchester, England, in 2007, the show has made its own epic journey around the West.)

It turns out that Hewlett and Albarn have a long association with the story of a Monkey King who leads a Buddhist monk through an enchanted kingdom. “I grew up on the Japanese television version of Monkey: Journey to the West as a schoolboy,” Hewlett explains. Adds Albarn: “It’s one of those things that you talked about in school the next day.”

In this exclusive video clip (after the jump), the duo discuss their efforts to bring the fable to life on stage. READ FULL STORY

'Matilda' composer Tim Minchin on the Broadway hit's signature song 'When I Grow Up' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

At the top of the second act of the new Broadway hit Matilda the Musical, the pint-size ensemble appears on giant swings to deliver the show’s signature song, “When I Grow Up.” The simple, round-like melody includes such lines as, “When I grow up, I will eat sweets every day on the way to work and I will go to bed late every night.” In an exclusive new video (after the jump), Australian songwriter and outspoken skeptic Tim Minchin explains how he composed the evocative ode to “childish wonderment” — which he notes was the very first tune he wrote for the critically acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book that has earned 12 nominations for next month’s Tony Awards, including Best Musical. READ FULL STORY

Hugh Jackman on Jean Valjean, stress fractures, and his Wolverine diet -- VIDEO

Hugh Jackman is no slacker. But that’s no surprise to anyone even passively aware of the great physical and emotional feats the Australian actor puts himself through for roles — whether it’s playing a 19th-century convict on the run in Les Miserables or inhabiting the brutish physicality of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, Jackman commits to his characters without abandon.

To kick off Entertainment Weekly Radio, which launched on SiriusXM (channel 105) today, Entertainment Weekly’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle spoke to Jackman about his most challenging role to date and his crazy Wolverine diet. READ FULL STORY

Broadway comes out for Nathan Lane on opening-night of 'The Nance' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Nathan Lane fans, rejoice! The two-time Tony winner plays Chauncey Miles, a gay burlesque star of the 1930s living an underground life and contemplating romance with a much-younger admirer (Jonny Orsini) in Douglas Carter Beane’s new play The Nance. The show premiered on Monday at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, and EW’s exclusive video clip from opening night includes appearances by some notable first-nighters (Jesse Tyler Ferguson! Victor Garber! Cynthia Nixon!) and hints at what you can expect from the show. (Dig that great turntable set!)

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